An incredible mentor and leader, Kristen has an incredible reputation for sharing knowledge and growing leaders. In her role as Vice President, Sales and Marketing Operations for the Upscale Collection Kristen provides strategic sales and marketing support for a diverse portfolio of select and full-service hotels, she also oversees our best-in-class task force team, as well as supports our entire portfolio’s group sales and training needs.
Before this role, Kristen’s previous Sage roles included Director of Sales & Marketing at The Blackstone Hotel in Chicago, Taskforce Director of Sales & Marketing and Regional Director of Sales and Marketing. Prior to Sage, Kristen spent 11 years with Marriott International in various sales, training and HR roles for multiple brands, including Group and Catering Sales Leader for the Northern Mid America Sales Office. She has also worked in social services and non-profit organizations, giving her a unique perspective on the service industry.
Outside of work, Kristen serves on the board of ImaBridge Africa, a non-profit organization that provides charitable services in the areas of health and wellness, education, clean water and entrepreneurial development.
Sage Hotel Management
Vice President of Sales and Marketing Operations, Upscale Collection
Marriott Sales & Marketing Advisory board, ImaBridge Africa – board member and volunteer
Favorite Travel Destination
Orange County, California